AudioQuest DragonFly DAC & Headphone Amplifier - Black - Reduced to £69 @ PeterTyson.co.uk
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AudioQuest DragonFly DAC & Headphone Amplifier - Black - Reduced to £69 @ PeterTyson.co.uk

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Posted 2nd Jan
Also on Amazon at PT's store, 3 left if you prefer that platform. 1 open-box £65 on PT website

Compatible with Tidal's MQA files, now that some of you got into hi-fi streaming

Nice piece of kit, works in all major tech platforms



AudioQuest DragonFly Black - USB Digital-To-Analogue Converter.

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Music lovers have craved a more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive. With DragonFly Red and Black any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.

AudioQuest DragonFly Black At A Glance:

USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter
Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res
Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)

Drives headphones directly

Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity

Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones

32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter

Analogue volume control

Drawing 77% less current than the previous microcontroller, the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

For greater overall performance, the new DragonFly Black also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound. While DragonFly Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog volume control found in DragonFly v1.2.

DragonFly Black will output 1.2 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones. Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt output, DragonFly Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models.

While the DAC chips selected are remarkably powerful and sophisticated, AudioQuest intentionally limited DragonFly Black'sprocessing capabilities to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. This makes using the DragonFlys as simple as it’s always been: they’re fully compatible with PCs without having to download and install new drivers.

Most importantly, DragonFly is designed to honor the music you already own and love. Whether you’re listening to Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, ripped CDs, or state-of-the-art high-resolution files, DragonFly will deliver a more emotionally compelling and enjoyable experience.

In addition, the new DragonFlys will be software upgradeable through a complimentary Windows or OS X desktop application. As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those updates to their existing devices.
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11 Comments
Other colours are not just a matter of look. Those are different (higher-end) models, that's why the price difference
Probably reduced because so many people are buying Bluetooth headphones these days.
I'm looking for a DAC to use for my HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro with PS4. Any suggestions? Would be worthwhile?
Thanks for your comments, decided to expire due to lack of interest
xavierluther02/01/2020 09:14

Thanks for your comments, decided to expire due to lack of interest


Doesn't work like that i'm afraid. You are not supposed to expire deals unless the price changes or the item listed is OOS
Edited by: "merb0786" 2nd Jan
Heat added. It’s something which I have contemplated of purchasing but reluctant as I mainly use Wireless Headphones. However, i believe quite a few people use this for various purposes.
candyman8602/01/2020 08:12

I'm looking for a DAC to use for my HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro with PS4. Any …I'm looking for a DAC to use for my HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro with PS4. Any suggestions? Would be worthwhile?


I'd maybe look up something from Creative Labs, as they specialize in dacs for gaming
Isn't the Cobalt way better?
TOFO02/01/2020 11:22

Isn't the Cobalt way better?


Definitely, even Red one, but ×2, ×3 price
Edited by: "xavierluther" 2nd Jan
candyman8602/01/2020 08:12

I'm looking for a DAC to use for my HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro with PS4. Any …I'm looking for a DAC to use for my HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro with PS4. Any suggestions? Would be worthwhile?


Go for Sound Blasterx G6. The Side tone feature is very useful
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